Opening in a limited release this Friday, October 10, director Michael Cuesta’s Kill the Messenger brings to the big screen the true story of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb who, in 1996, began publishing a series of articles linking covert CIA operations to America’s cocaine trade. Webb’s accusations led, despite their veracity, to an attempt on the part of the American government to discredit him and his work though a shocking series of event that would ultimately threaten to tear apart everything Webb’s entire life.
Stepping into the Webb role is two-time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner with Rosemarie DeWitt co-starring as Webb’s wife, Sue. ComingSoon.net sat down to speak with both stars about how they went about capturing these real-life characters and about the overall importance of bringing Webb’s story to audiences.
Please note: Although Kill the Messenger is based on actual events, the following video does contain some spoilers for those who wish to remain completely unfamiliar with the story going in.
Check out the interviews in the player below and you can read our recent interview with Cuesta by clicking here.